This week’s story is another fantastic addition to the series authored by Steve Antony. A sense of gratitude can benefit children (and adults) in a variety of ways. It has important emotional health benefits. A person who is grateful tends to spend less time comparing themselves with others. It’s important to show appreciation when someone has helped you. Saying thank you is a perfect way to express this.
We practice and model this to the children every day; making a point of showing our appreciation of a kind or helpful act. When discussing the importance of manners the adults again play scenarios and extenuate our pleasure when the other adult says thank you. It’s the perfect way to get into the rainbow on our star chart!
Listen to the story and take the chance to discuss how it makes you and your child feel when we say thank you to each other and when we don’t. It’s a respectful thing to do and shows that you are not taken for granted and builds good relationships.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Howe, Mrs Ogilvie-Jones, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence